Category: This Month in Coal

Cumberland Longwall Encounters Difficult Geology

Contura Energy revised its 2018 production outlook downward for the Cumberland longwall mine in southwestern Pennsylvania. Over the last several weeks, the mine has been experiencing unforeseen geologic conditions due to reduced...

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Thiess Secures Curragh Contract

Thiess has been awarded a A$160 million contract extension by Coronado Curragh to continue to provide mining services at the Curragh coal mine in Queensland, Australia. Thiess has a long record of service at Curragh having...

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WVU Researchers to Study Mine Safety and Health

A pair of research teams from West Virginia University (WVU) have received close to $500,000 in funding from the Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health. Read the Whole Article in our Digital...

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BMA to Sell Gregory Crinum Mine in Australia

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) joint-venture partners BHP and Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd. have entered into an agreement to sell the Gregory Crinum mine in central Queensland to Sojitz Corp. for A$100 million. In...

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Warrior Met Opens New Mine No. 7 North Portal

Warrior Met Coal held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 2 to dedicate the completion of the company’s new No. 7 Mine North portal facility. The new $19 million North portal facility provides a new gateway for 200 Warrior Met Coal...

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Haulage & Loading Moves to Tucson

A straw poll held during Haulage & Loading 2017 (H&L 2017) indicated a need for change. Delegates were unhappy with the pricey venue and thought the technical program could be improved. Exhibitors and sponsors were not...

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Thiess Wins 3 Indonesian Contract Extensions

Thiess, one of the largest mining contractors and a subsidiary of the CIMIC Group, recently announced it won three contracts for coal mining operation in South Kalimantan, Indonesia. The company secured a $150 million contract...

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Hwange to Revive Coke Oven Battery in Zimbabwe

Hwange Colliery Co. Ltd. (HCCL) has invited bids from companies interested in rebuilding a coke oven battery that was decommissioned four years ago, according to Nehanda Radio. The company is looking for bids to either rebuild...

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Indonesian President Caps Domestic Coal Prices

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has signed a government regulation authorizing the energy and mineral resources minister to set the price of coal for the domestic market, Reuters reported. Coal and Minerals Director-General...

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